Do babies change color? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 16 Old 07-17-2011, 08:42 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the barn whenever possible.
Posts: 1,910
• Horses: 2
Here is an example of one of my foals. First picture was not long after she was born. Second picture was at weaning time. Third picture is this year as a yearling.






Posted via Mobile Device
Plains Drifter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 16 Old 07-17-2011, 09:35 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 5,153
• Horses: 0
OP - yes, that foal is going grey. Aside from the trueness of the colour, you can also see the grey muzzle and grey 'goggles' around the eyes. The second foal will be bay I would assume.

Farmpony, you are correct, greys can be born any colour. However, they are usually born an adult version of that colour, such as black all over, or bay with dark legs already. Most of the time they will also have few white hairs somewhere on their face, eyelashes are the most common place followed by around the eyes.

Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.
Chiilaa is offline  
post #13 of 16 Old 07-17-2011, 11:40 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Alaska
Posts: 90
• Horses: 0
So you seem to know coloring, I have an Andy X Perch, she was born all cream with a white face and a pink muzzle.. She still has a white face and pink muzzle, she has turned a light brown with blonde dapples, she also is starting to show some gold coloring in her sides and on her withers. Andalusians change color over a period of years, I was told it takes them about 7 years altogether, she is also some color I've never seen before around the eyes and on her belly, it's kind of a grey-brown. The4 vet couldn't ID it as a color either. What do you think, wish I had a photo. She is beautiful as most Andys are and is a very tall gal. I got exactly what I wanted when I crossed these two breeds. Wishing now I hadn't gelded the stallion.
Freda is offline  
post #14 of 16 Old 07-17-2011, 11:49 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 5,153
• Horses: 0
What colour are the parents? I am assuming at least one is grey, given the breeds, if either parent is grey, what colour were they born?

Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.
Chiilaa is offline  
post #15 of 16 Old 07-18-2011, 12:32 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Alaska
Posts: 90
• Horses: 0
Sorry, lol. The sire is white with grey dapples, he is the Andalusian, The dam is liver chestnut with black mane and tail. He was bay at birth and mom was brown.
Freda is offline  
post #16 of 16 Old 07-18-2011, 01:45 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 5,153
• Horses: 0
Sorry, I just can't even begin to guess without pictures

Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.
Chiilaa is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Foal Color, help me guess what color he'll shed out.. frogtree Horse Breeding 11 04-25-2012 10:29 PM
Do you think my appy will change his color? lucky2008 Horse Breeds 11 10-04-2010 09:18 PM
What might cause a horses tail to change color so drastically? Fowl Play Horse Health 8 12-01-2009 11:38 AM
How many times do your foals change color? Angilina Horse Breeding 14 10-15-2008 08:38 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome